Moving Matters

End of November Edition

World Cup Celebrations

Albeit a very controversial World Cup, the first week of matches have been entertaining to say the least. With Japan and Saudi Arabia pulling off equally impressive 2-1 upsets over Germany and Argentina respectively, to Spain’s mauling of Costa Rica on Wednesday, no result feels as special as England’s 6-2 victory over Iran.

With a highly-competitive fixture against USA coming up later today, we are very excited to watch our Three Lions progress in this World Cup.

On the 21st November, some of our member schools participated in a World Cup celebration which saw our Primary PE Specialists leading assemblies on the history of the world cup, and small football sessions with classes in their school.

What’s On Offer 2022-23…

It’s been an exciting start to the academic year, with new staff and new schools. We’ve also been successful in procuring new contracts with existing and new schools.

If anything we offer appeals, do get in touch, we’d love to increase the number of member schools we work with.

Bringing our mission statement to as many young children as possible has always been our ethos, and this year we will pursue this even further.

“We provide children with positive, active, learning experiences”

The button below is a link to our available services range for the 22/23 academic year, for your viewing pleasure. If you are interested in bringing any of these services to your school, feel free to get in contact with us:

Services Booklet 22/23

Competitions

Year 6 Swimming Gala @ Streatham Leisure Centre

Thursday November 24th 2022

On Thursday we hosted our year 6 swimming gala. Overall we had over 150 swimmers from 14 different schools in Lambeth and Wandsworth. All day there was a real buzz as children were cheered on by their friends, teachers & parents.

Whilst there was some lightning quick times, the most pleasing thing was seeing everyone really enjoy their swimming and the competition. We hope the experience inspires individuals to improve their swimming and swim for the rest of their lives.

Whilst we could not provide all the results of this competition (they are currently being collated), we want to give a huge thank you to all 12 schools who attended and the phenomenal performance from Elm Wood Primary.

Next Competition – Year 5 & 6 Dodgeball (Jan 19th 2023)

@ Brixton Rec Centre

Our attendance numbers for our two most recent competitions (Y4-6 Girls Football & Y6 Swim) have both been fully-booked, and we are looking to continue in that trend with our first competition of 2023.

We currently have 16 schools booked in for Year 5-6 Dodgeball and have space for four more schools.

To register your school for our competitions, click the button below:

Competitions Booking Form

PE Curriculum – How To Use

One of our more underrepresented services is our PE Curriculum, where we host hundreds of resources to equip all teachers with the necessary tools to teach a dynamic and diverse curriculum.

The curriculum contains:

  • Schemes of work

  • Skills maps

  • Assessment criteria

  • Visual aids

  • Videos

We often get enquiries about how this works and the video below provides a clear understanding of what this service is and how to access it:

How to Teach Primary School PE- Using Moving Matters Curriculum

Job Vacancy –

Primary PE Specialist (Sports Coach)

The role is full time based in a school in the South Lambeth area, which requires:

  • Delivering and Co-ordinating PE to all children across the school

  • Coaching at after school clubs

  • Developing community links to other local providers

  • Preparing and taking children to inter-school competitions

  • (Outside of term-time) leading or coaching at our local sports holidays camps

We are seeking to recruit for a start date in early February 2023.

The successful candidate will be joining a team of over 15 other Primary PE Specialists.

We have a supportive culture at Moving Matters, aiming to achieve high standards from our staff but providing training and development to reach their professional and personal goals.

If you know anyone that would be great for the role, please share the link below with them:

Apply Here

Staff Profile – Josh Andrews

What is your role at Moving Matters?

Primary PE Specialist

How long have you been at Moving Matters?

August 2022

What was your favourite subject at school?

Music

Who are your favourite sports team(s)?

Arsenal

What is your favourite food?

Pasta

What is a quote that has stuck with you?

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency.”

Quote of the Week

Gareth Southgate

England Manager (2016 – Present)

“We always have to believe in what is possible in life and not be hindered by history or expectations.”

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